Yang Xing is a PhD student in Chinese Buddhism. His research focuses on Buddhist commentaries on Confucian classics in late imperial China. In particular, he is interested in the works of two eminent monks, Hanshan Deqing (1546-1623) and Ouyi Zhixu (1599-1655). Yang received his BA in Philosophy from Emory University (2017) and MA in Religion from Columbia (2020). He also received Sanskrit and classical Tibetan trainings at Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal. Besides his research, Yang is a practitioner of Chan Buddhism and has been practicing under several eminent Chan Laoshis in China.
An introduction to Buddhism as both a religion and an array of cultural traditions, with emphasis on its various contributions to the formation of the South, Central, Southeast, and East Asian civilizations.